doofus

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from German doof (stupid), from Low German where it originally means "deaf" (akin to English deaf).

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Noun[edit]

doofus (plural doofuses or doofi)

  1. (slang) A person with poor judgment and taste
    Stocks Genius or Dot-Com Doofus? – Wired News
    Danny is such a doofus!

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